Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JULY 29 2015
AHHHH COFFEEEE
WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT  13 PICTURES FOR THE CALENDAR NEXT YEAR..  YESTERDAY WE GOT 2 DONE.. MEGAN DID A GREAT JOB HANDLING---
GIVING US A TOTAL OF ?6? MAYBE??SOOO I SIT AROUNG THINKING OF HUMAN ACTIVITY WE MIGHT REPLICATE--  AND COFFEE HAS BEEN DONE -- WITH SCARLOTT- SO THAT IS OUT----.AND THEN I THOUGHT OF A COMPUTER-- REFRIGERATOR ( WE DID THAT ONE)  . A CAR--  FLOOR MOPPING  GRASS MOWING--TIRE CHANGING.. LETTER MAILING..AND AS THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO ME TODAY I WONDER HOW I WOULD GET BENTLEY OR SOMEONE  TO DO THOSE THINGS

WE COULD USE SOME IDEAS.. EACH CALENDAR HAS BEEN BETTER THAN THE LAST--- AND WE HAVE WILLIAM'S HUGE TALLENT TO HELP US..MEGAN IS GETTING GOOD AT THIS STUFF TOO...

SITTING AROUND THESE HOT DAYS  THINKING UP NONSENSE IS NOT THE WORST JOB INTH E WORLD...
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IT IS VERY QUIET......DAWN LEFT---AJAY GONE--- WITH NO ONE BOOKED--- FOR AUGUST.... EXCEPT MARY AND MIA-- WHO CAMPS OUT...AND THEN  THE  BUNCH COMING FOR DOG FEST..
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I BETTER GET THESE MONKEY FISTS DONE.. I HAVE FOUND AND LOST THE GLUE GUN 14 TIMES IN THE PAST WEEK...  BUT I BETTER GET AT IT. EACH MONKEY FIST NEEDS JUST ONE DROP OF GLUE TO KEEP THE END FROM UNRAVELING.  PERFECT HOT DAY JOB... I AM TRYING TO GET ONE DONE FOR EVERY  DOGFEST ATTENDEE AND SPIRIT STICK.
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WE HAVE HAD SOME NO NONSENSE SERIOUS DATES... BENTLEY  X SCARLOTT ARE PRO'S  AT 21 MINUTES YESTERDAY-- AND HER DAUGHTER MISCHIEF AND JASPER... FINALLY  26 MINUTES..
 LEAVING US.. AT THIS MOMENT... WONDERING ABOUT OPAL AND WONDERING WHAT TO  DO  ABOUT GUSSIE...  THAT GUSSIE IS A TERRIFFIC LOOKING DOG... WE COUD USE 10 MORE LIKE HER IN TRAINING..  OPAL'S PERSONALITY IS PRETTY DARN GOOD...  SHE HAS A JOB BOOKED FRIDAY-- AN ART CLASS-- I THINK JACKIE IS ORGANIZING IT.
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I TALKED TO RICHARD YESTERDAY--- HE IS STILL COMING UP WITH IDEAS-- THAT I JUST MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH -- OR AT LEAST I WILL TRY IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS...
HIS HEAD GOES FASTER THAN MINE....
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Hi Carlene,

It has been a busy summer so far for Dolly and I. We have been to a lot of picnics and outside gatherings. I know one of the things that I had mentioned when I applied for a service dog was that I had hoped to be able to regain my ability to walk through the grass independently again. Well that has been a dream come true!! I can't even begin to really put into words the joy, the pleasure, the excited/contentment that I feel by being able to do these things that years ago I never gave any thought to. I at no time would I get to the edge of the sidewalk, stop and wonder, " How am I going to get over "THERE"?" But that had become a reality of mine. I would stop and wait for my "service husband" to come along and help me. If he wasn't with me I would have to rely on a family member r close friend. 

A few weeks ago was my granddaughters 3rd. birthday party and Dale had to work. I treasure being able to capture family memories and milestones with photos. I was so grateful to be able to do that with Dolly's help. I was able to walk around the yard and capture pictures of kids playing in the pool, the sandbox, doing the pinata, and of course the cake and gifts. The sense of independence is unquestionable. Dale was able to make it to the party later that evening. He shared with me how Dolly and I were coming down the stairs from inside the house. There are approximately 4-5 steps leading outside. There is no railing. Dolly and I came out the door and down the steps as Dale was sitting talking with my Dad. Dale remained seated, as he no longer needs to jump up and rush over to help me navigate stairs anymore (YAY for both of us). Apparently my dad watched as Dolly and I came down the stairs and in awe replied "That is amazing". While he has seen Dolly and I  work on a regular basis, he too is sometimes still taken back by it!!

I could go on and on about all the wonderful things that Dolly has brought into my life since we have been paired. I am so appreciative to be able to share some really wonderful things with Dolly like Vacations and such, but what I am most grateful for is the day to day things I am now able to do, her and I. We are a team, I am hers and she is mine. Thank you so much for the vision you had one day, a long time ago. I Thank you for staying true to your vision and making it a reality. Thank you to everyone that has come along side of you to help change lives. You guys are awesome!!! <3 

I am blessed,
Brenda
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THERE YOU HAVE A SDP PHILOSOPHY  --- IF YOU CAN'T DO BRAIN SURGERY, AND YOU CAN HELP  SOMEONE WALK IN GRASS... THEN GET AT IT....
WHICH FLOWS OVER INTO ... IF YOU CAN NOT DONATE A MILLION $$$   BUT CAN PART WITH $10.. THEN DO THAT... ( WE ARE SOLD OUT   AGAIN !!!) WOOOWOOWOOOOWOOO

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